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Iranian MP Accuses Zarif of Meeting Israeli Officer before Soleimani’s Killing

Iranian MP Accuses Zarif of Meeting Israeli Officer before Soleimani’s Killing

The Iranian parliament rebuked Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif for his attempts to negotiate with the US administration, just three weeks after the killing of Qassem Soleimani, the head of foreign operations in the Revolutionary Guards, in a US drone strike in Baghdad early last year. A spo

Iran Says 'Ball in America's Court' on Nuclear Deal

Iran Says 'Ball in America's Court' on Nuclear Deal

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani on Wednesday hailed the White House departure of "tyrant" Donald Trump, saying that "the ball is in America's court" to return to a landmark nuclear deal and lift sanctions on Tehran. Trump is due to leave office later in the day making way for President-elect Joe

US Charges Iran Expert with Being Government Agent

The United States on Tuesday charged a renowned Iran expert with being an Iranian government agent. Lotfolah Kaveh Afrasiabi was arrested at his home near Boston on Monday, the Department of Justice said in a statement. He is accused of "acting and conspiring to act as an unregistered agent" o

Zarif Accuses Major European Powers of Failing to Preserve Nuclear Deal

Zarif Accuses Major European Powers of Failing to Preserve Nuclear Deal

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif criticized on Sunday France, Germany and Britain - which remain in the 2015 nuclear deal with China and Russia - for failing to enforce the agreement since 2018, when US President Donald Trump abandoned it and restored harsh economic sanctions on Iran.

Iran Reports 6,016 New COVID-19 Cases

Iran Reports 6,016 New COVID-19 Cases

Iran's Health Ministry reported 6,016 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday. The new infections took the country's caseload to 1,330,411. Also, the Health Ministry spokeswoman Sima Sadat Lari said that the pandemic has so far claimed 56,803 lives in Iran, up by 86 in the past 24 hours. She also said

Belgian Court Postpones Verdict in Iranian Diplomat Case

Belgian Court Postpones Verdict in Iranian Diplomat Case

A Belgian court on Saturday postponed until next month the verdict in the trial of an Iranian diplomat accused of plotting to bomb an exiled opposition group’s rally in France. The case has caused tensions between Iran and several European countries, and shone an uncomfortable light on Tehran’s i

US Imposes Fresh Sanctions on Iran in Final Days of Trump Presidency

US Imposes Fresh Sanctions on Iran in Final Days of Trump Presidency

The United States on Friday sanctioned companies in Iran, China and the United Arab Emirates for doing business with the Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Lines and on three Iranian entities over conventional arms proliferation. They are the latest in a series of measures aimed at stepping up pre

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